Friday, May 24, 2024

Female Mule Deer with Her Fawns - I.


In a deserted salty field near the Bear MBR I came across a group of five Mule deer. As I got closer, I realized it was a doe and her four fawns.

I only had half an hour before the sun would disappear below the horizon to take a few photos of this family. Fortunately, the mother and her babies didn't go anywhere; they needed food for the night.

Sometimes one or two fawns laid down on the grass for a short rest.  They had a long journey ahead of them to their overnight stay and needed rest.

Their mother was young and strong.  Looking at her I thought it must be not easy  to raise four little fawns and protect them.  I didn't see any male Mule deer around.  They do not help in raising the babies, the female does this on her own.


At first, the family of deer was a little concerned about my presence but soon they  paid no attention to me. Half an hour spent with this family turned out to be an eternity and joy.

Generally, life is good.


  1. Bonito ramillete de vida natural y en su ambiente.
    Y sí, no parecen preocupados por tu presencia.
    Parece un lugar privilegiado ese en donde realizas tus fotografías. Por la variedad de especies que captas.
    Entiendo tu aficción a ello y el disfrute que te aporta. Y nosotros aprendiendo... :))))))
    Abrazos Kaya.

  2. Hello Kaya,
    This is so cute. Lovely to see these youngones.
    Beautiful, those wild hairs on their skin. Good shots Kaya!!

    Many greetings,

  3. Debió de ser una media hora excitante, Kaya. La seria es bella y muy enternecedora. Me encanta la del cachorro ensañando la cabeza entre la hierva.
    Un abrazo.

  4. Depierta la ternura, la imagen, de esos pequños ciervos y lo pendiente que está su madre, de ellos.
    Feliz domingo.

  5. They are very beautiful, quiet and in their environment they are excellently reproduced.